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BUFFALO MiniStation 500GB Portable Hard Drive with Thunderbolt/ USB 3.0 For Mac HD-PA500TU3

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  • USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt
  • All cables included
  • Interface Speeds up to 10 Gbps
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Pre-formatted for Mac
  • 3 year Warranty

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MiniStation™ Thunderbolt
Portable Bus-Powered Thunderbolt Drive / USB 3.0 Storage

MiniStation Thunderbolt offers easy plug and play USB and Thunderbolt storage featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds and a USB port for universal connectivity. With speeds up to 10Gbps, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive offers speeds twice as fast as USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever. Perfect as a PC* or Mac portable hard drive, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive offers the latest and fastest connection interfaces available.

  • Thunderbolt Hard Drive Technology
  • Interface Speeds up to 10Gbps
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Pre-formatted for Mac®
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Great Portable Storage Solution

Thunderbolt (10GBps) Interface. Two Times Faster Interface Speed than USB 3.0.

Buffalo Technology's MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD is world's first portable Thunderbolt™ with an USB 3.0 dual-interface external drive solution. The Thunderbolt™ (10Gbps) Interface is two times faster than USB 3.0 while preserving backward compatibility with existing devices that support USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.

 
MiniStation™ Thunderbolt

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The MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD can be formatted to support both PC and Mac® making it a great portable storage solution for any device. Native Compatibility with Mac OS X Time Machine also makes it an ideal solution for backup with Mac computers.

MiniStation™ Thunderbolt

Bus Powered
Bus-powered, the MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD requires no additional power supply and is easy to carry. Just plug the portable HDD body with the included Thunderbolt Cable* onto your Mac. Housed in a sleek aluminum body with a transparent frosted top, the design feels luxurious. MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD features an indirect disk access LED indicator on the underside that tastefully illuminates its supporting surface.

With the MiniStation Thunderbolt™ Portable HDD on the move, you can transfer digital content faster, simplify connections between devices, maintain compatibility with nearly any device and enjoy new ways to use portable storage.

*No AC adapter is required

FEATURES
 

Portable Bus-Powered Thunderbolt Drive & USB 3.0 Storage

MiniStation™ Thunderbolt is a high performance portable Thunderbolt drive featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology. Delivering the fastest interface speeds available, up to 10Gbps, Thunderbolt is two times faster than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever, perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. Consider this Thunderbolt portable hard drive for your large storage and high performance needs.

MiniStation™ Thunderbolt
 
UNPARALLELED SPEED

Unparalleled Speed
The MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive features the revolutionary Thunderbolt storage technology, raising the bar on how you transfer, store and transport data. Delivering speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps, this portable Thunderbolt drive uses the fastest interface available, two times faster than USB 3.0, ideal for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts.

Additionally, you can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize use of a single port

USB COMPATIBILITY

USB Compatibility
Coupled with the lightning-fast Thunderbolt storage technology is a USB 3.0 port for universal connectivity. Simply plug it into any available USB port on your computer and instantly add capacity or store files to take on the road. Plug and play usability means there are no drivers to install and the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive is pre-formatted for Mac computers but can easily be reformatted for use with PCs

TIME MACHINE BACKUP

Time Machine Backup
The MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive is pre-formatted for use with Mac and compatible with Time Machine for complete data backup. Schedule backups and automatically protect your important files with plug and play connectivity with this powerful Mac portable hard drive.

ALL CABLES INCLUDED

All Cables Included
MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt drive solution, supplied with all necessary cables and components. Simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC* computer and instantly add capacity or securely store files to take on the road.

COMPACT AND CONVENIENT

Compact and Convenient
Housed in a sleek aluminum body, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. Designed for mobility, it offers bus-powered portable storage for your data and for your on-the-go lifestyle. It works with Mac and PC* so you can access your files from whichever computer you are on, even while away from home.


SPECIFICATIONS
 
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 1
Hard Drive Sizes 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Thunderbolt Interface
Number of Ports 1
Interface Speeds Max. 10Gbps
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Connector Micro B Type
Number of Ports 1
Interface Speeds Max. 5Gbps (USB 3.0) Max. 480Mbps (USB 2.0)
Other
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.17 x 5.12 x 0.91 in.
Weight 9.28oz
Power Supply 5VDC (Bus-powered)
Client OS Support* Thunderbolt: Mac OS® X 10.6 or later
USB: Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.5 or later
*Internal hard drive is pre-formatted as HSF+ but can be reformatted as FAT32 or NTFS for use with Windows OS
 

Learn more about the Buffalo Technology HD-PA500TU3

Model

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Brand
BUFFALO
Model
HD-PA500TU3
Type
External

Performance

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Capacity
500GB

Configuration

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Interface
USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt

Features

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Features
Thunderbolt Hard Drive Technology

Interface Speeds up to 10 Gbps

USB 3.0 Connectivity

Plug-and-Play

Pre-formatted for Mac

Dimensions: 0.91" x 5.12" x 3.17" (H x W x D)

Weight: 9.28oz
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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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